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T he Declarative versus The Imperative Sentence
 
Lesson 4-20
Prompt:There are four types of sentences according to how they are used. The first two types are the "declarative" sentence and the "imperative" sentence. The declarative sentence makes a statement and ends with a period. The imperative sentence gives an order or makes a request. The simple subject of the imperative sentence is usually the word "you" which is understood. The imperative sentence also ends with a period.
Example:1) "It is a nice day." This is a declarative sentence — it makes a statement. 2) "Fasten your seatbelts." This is an imperative sentence — it gives an order or request.
Directions:Read each of the following sentences and click to select below the sentence whether the sentence is declarative or imperative.
1.Please take the test.
(declarative) (imperative)
2.I know you will pass.
(declarative) (imperative)
3.You are well prepared for the test.
(declarative) (imperative)
4.Study these questions.
(declarative) (imperative)
5.Mark your answers here.
(declarative) (imperative)
6.Most students score well on this test.
(declarative) (imperative)
7.Colleges use this test for admission.
(declarative) (imperative)
8.Please see me after class.
(declarative) (imperative)
9.Please take out your paper and pencils.
(declarative) (imperative)
10.Open to page thirty-five.
(declarative) (imperative)
11.Bill, will you start reading.
(declarative) (imperative)
12.The United States has fifty states.
(declarative) (imperative)
13.My state has the largest population.
(declarative) (imperative)
14.It is imperative that you learn well.
(declarative) (imperative)
15.Please direct your attention here.
(declarative) (imperative)
16.I am declaring my candidacy for President of the United States.
(declarative) (imperative)
17.Please vote for me.
(declarative) (imperative)
18.I am a good candidate.
(declarative) (imperative)
19.Do your duty and vote.
(declarative) (imperative)
20.I now know the difference between the declarative and imperative sentences.
(declarative) (imperative)